Magnolia macrophylla

Common name: Big Leaf Magnolia

Non-native plant

Big Leaf Magnolia has one of the most fitting names in the plant world. The leaves are truly monstrous with sizes ranging from 24 to as long as 40 inches and at least 12 inches wide. The large leaves hide a somewhat graceful branching pattern and smooth gray and silver bark. This is a southern species requiring some protection, but hardiness does not seem to be a problem in our area. The flowers match the leaves in their proportion: they’re huge, some in the range of 8 to 12 inches across. They are silky white and produce large round seed pods later in the season. A very nice, slightly unique, addition to any gardener’s yard.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $34
11 to 24 units $32
25 or more units $30
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $90
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring


Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Single trunk

General information

Mature height
25 Feet
Mature width
25 Feet
Max height
40 Feet
Max width
50 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

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